We used to buy this at an Old World Deli years ago, and when they closed, we were never able to find it around us. So glad to find it online! The wrappings are different from back then, but the flavor is the same wonderful sharp, salty, taste whether grated on hot buttered toast (my favorite), or pasta, eggs, salad... okay, I admit, I use it a lot! And it lasts a long, long time, 'cause you grate it fine and don't need a lot. The new self-sealing packaging is really handy as well. Gotta love online shopping and mail delivery. Homestead had the best price I found, the best shipping rates of the places I checked. They processed the order fast, and got it here for us to enjoy a couple of days before I was even expecting it. Great experience all around, and we've got our yummy cheese back. One note, when I was online searching for the cheese, there were big differences in the shipping. I bought mine in late spring, and the fact that it does not come refrigerated was totally not an issue. According to what I read about the manufacture of this cheese, it holds up very well to periods without refrigeration, such as shipping. While I might pause to consider before ordering in the worst heat of summer, I wouldn't hesitate any other time of the year... paying lots extra for it to be shipped in a cold pack really isn't the way I'd spend my money. Of course, you'll need to take into account your location and weather, but based on my experience and research... it's safer to ship Sap Sago without refrigeration than most other cheeses... and it's so worth it to bite into that warm, buttery cheese-covered toast!!!
Reviewed by: Martha Bleidner from Maryland on 5/31/2016